Carlow’s 100% online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching will give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, preparing you to design, develop and implement instructional tools, programs and materials. You’ll receive real-world training from e-learning experts.

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Credits required: 

12 credits

Cost per credit: 


Time to completion:

As few as 12 months


100% online

The Online Teaching certificate program includes four online courses. Introduction to Instructional Design addresses the primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction. In the Online Teaching and Facilitation course, you’ll find the best way to structure an online learning experience that meets the needs of the learner. Assessment and Evaluation of Online Learning teaches an understanding of the design and implementation of appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on effective approaches to implementation and change management.

Quick facts

  • Learn with an emphasis on structural design
  • Earn endorsement in online teaching through the state Department of Education (for Pennsylvania licensed teachers)
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in Online Teaching

Colleges, K-12 schools and companies are increasingly seeking instructional designers who can improve learning across environments, whether it be in person, online or a combination. With the Online Teaching graduate certificate, you will be prepared for positions in teaching or industry, including business development manager, instructional consultant, content designer, multimedia designer, IT training manager, learning coordinator and learning services manager.

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

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